An Album You Can Feel Good About Tuesday, September 4, 2007Posted by Jerkwheat in Uncategorized.
Tags: Good Works
In my real-life day job (turns out blogging via wordpress doesn’t pay the bills – stay in school kids!) I work in community development for a pretty large (Fortune 50) corporation. As part of my job, I keep track of our company’s effort in the areas of the Gulf Coast that were devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Also, I lived on the Gulf Coast (Kemah, TX at the time) when the hurricanes struck. The Weather Channel’s own Harbinger of Doom – Jim Cantore – was stationed across the street from my apartment when Rita was approaching. That was my clue to get out of town quickly. Thankfully, Rita spared our apartment but the experience stuck with me and I’m always quick to support worthy causes related to hurricane relief. Enter Goin’ Home – A Tribute to Fats Domino.
Goin’ Home features a ton of great artists including Paul McCartney, Elton John, Tom Petty, BB. King, Willie Nelson, Marc Broussard, Ben Harper, Robert Plant, Neil Young, and many more covering the songs of Fats Domino. The proceeds all go towards wonderful charitable causes throughout New Orleans.
“…The Tipitina’s Foundation, a 501 ©(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to preserving the cultural legacy of New Orleans through music education for the youth and providing programs that support working musicians of New Orleans and the Gulf Region, conceived and executive produced Goin’ Home. The money raised from the sales of Goin’ Home will also go toward the rebuilding of Fats Domino’s home and to create a community center in the Crescent City’s still ravaged Lower 9th Ward. Proceeds of Goin’ Home will fund additional community related programs.”
Goin’ Home releases on September 25th and I’m more than happy to quote a presser when it’s for such a great cause. Big thanks to the folks at Vanguard Records who have provided us with an opportunity to post a couple of tracks from this compilation. Enjoy them and please take a moment to check out Tipitina’s Foundation as well.